Onward Healthcare Skills Checklists

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Urgent Care/Clinic Skills Checklist

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Please mark your level of experience
1. No theory and/or experience
2. Limited experience/need supervision and/or support
3. Experienced/minimal support needed to perform
4. Proficient/can perform independently
 
CARDIOVASCULAR
1 2 3 4
 
Assessment
 
• Auscultation/Irregular Heart Sounds
 
• Peripheral Edema
 
• PQRST Assessment
 
Interpretation of Labs/Tests
 
• EKG
 
• Lab Tests (Cardiac Enzymes, Troponin, BNP)
 
Equipment & Procedures
 
• Arrhythmia Interpretation
 
• 12-Lead Set Up
 
• 12-Lead Basic Interpretation
 
• Defibrillation
 
• External Pacer
 
Care of the Patient with
 
• Chest Pain/ACS
 
• Arrhythmias
 
• CHF
 
• AED
 
• Cardiac Arrest/CPR
 
Medications
 
• Nitroglycerin
 
• Morphine
 
• Heparin
 
• ALS (Epinephrine, Atropine, Anti-Arrhythmics)
 
PULMONARY
1 2 3 4
 
Assessment
 
• Abnormal Breath Sounds (Wheezing, Stridor, Crackles)
 
• Abnormal Breathing Pattern (Rapid, Labored, Slow)
 
Interpretation of Lab/Tests
 
• Pulse Oximetry
 
• ABGs
 
Equipment & Procedures
 
• Oxygen Therapy (Nasal Cannula, Face Mask)
 
• Manual Resuscitation Bag (MRB, Ambu Bag)
 
• Metered-Dose Inhaler (MDI)
 
• Nebulizers
 
Care of the Patient with
 
• Aspiration
 
• Asthma/Reactive Airway Disease
 
• COPD
 
• Pneumonia
 
• Pulmonary Edema
 
• Pulmonary Embolism
 
Medications
 
• Bronchodilators
 
• Steroids
 
• Diuretics
 
NEUROLOGICAL
1 2 3 4
 
Assessment
 
• Signs & Symptoms of Stroke
 
• Altered LOC
 
Equipment & Procedures
 
• Assist with Lumbar Puncture
 
• Cervical Collar
 
• Spinal Immobilization
 
Care of the Patient with
 
• Head Injury
 
• Meningitis
 
• Migraine
 
• Seizures
 
• TIA/Stroke
 
Medications
 
• Imitrex (Sumatriptan Succinate)
 
• Phenobarbitol
 
• Dilantin (Phenytoin)
 
• Depakote
 
• Analgesics
 
ORTHOPEDICS
1 2 3 4
 
Assessment
 
• Range of Motion
 
• Color, Warmth, Movement, Sensation
 
• Fracture/Dislocation
 
Equipment & Procedures
 
• Apply Splints
 
• Assist with Casting
 
• Assist with Reduction of Dislocation
 
• Spinal Immobilization
 
• Transfer Boards
 
Care of the Patient with
 
• Cast/Splint
 
• Dislocation
 
• External Appliance
 
• Sprain/Fracture
 
Medications
 
• Analgesia/Sedation
 
GASTROINTESTINAL
1 2 3 4
 
Assessment
 
• Bowel Sounds
 
• Distention
 
• Fluid Balance
 
• Nutritional Status
 
Equipment & Procedures
 
• Enemas
 
• Gastric Lavage
 
• G-Tubes
 
• NG Tubes
 
Care of the Patient with
 
• Colostomy
 
• Constipation/Impaction
 
• Diarrhea
 
• G-Tube (Reinsertion/Replacement)
 
• Nausea/Vomiting
 
Medications
 
• Ipecac
 
• Charcoal
 
• Antiemetics
 
• Antispasmodics
 
RENAL/GENITOURINARY
1 2 3 4
 
Assessment
 
• Fluid Status
 
• Shunt/Fistula (Thrill/Bruit)
 
Interpretation of Labs
 
• BUN/Creatinine/Electrolytes
 
Equipment & Procedures
 
• Urine Dipstick/C&S
 
• Placement & Management of Bladder Catheters
 
Care of the Patient with
 
• Pyelonephritis/UTI
 
• Obstruction
 
• Renal Calculi
 
• Renal Trauma
 
• Testicular Torsion
 
• Priapism
 
Medications
 
• Antibiotics
 
ENDOCRINE/METABOLIC
1 2 3 4
 
Assessment
 
• Hypo/Hyperglycemia
 
Interpretation of Labs
 
• Blood Glucose
 
• Urine Ketones
 
Equipment & Procedures
 
• Bedside Blood Glucose Monitoring
 
Care of the Patient with
 
• Hypoglycemia/Insulin Shock
 
• Hyperglycemia/DKA
 
Medications
 
• Dextrose
 
• Insulin
 
• Oral Hypoglycemics
 
EENT
1 2 3 4
 
Assessment
 
• Visual Acuity
 
• Foreign Body
 
• Enlarged Tonsils
 
Equipment & Procedures
 
• Ear Irrigation/Removal Foreign Body
 
• Eye Injury/Foreign Body/Detached Retina
 
• Assist with Removal of Nasal Foreign Body
 
• Epistaxis
 
• Set Up/Assist Cautery
 
• Set Up Slit Lamp
 
Medications
 
• Silver Nitrate
 
• Liquid Cocaine
 
• Anti-Hypertensives
 
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
1 2 3 4
 
Assessment
 
• Communicable Disease
 
• Interpret Culture Results
 
Equipment & Procedures
 
• Obtain Cultures
 
• Fever Management
 
• Isolation
 
• Reverse Isolation/Hepa Filter
 
• Use of Personal Protective Equipment
 
Care of the Patient with
 
• Communicable Disease
 
• Infectious Disease
 
• Immunosuppression/Neutropenia
 
Medications
 
• Antibiotics
 
• Antivirals
 
WOUND MANAGEMENT
1 2 3 4
 
Burn Care
 
Dressing Change
 
Ostomy Care
 
Wound Repair (Staples/Sutures, etc.)
 
PAIN MANAGEMENT
1 2 3 4
 
Assessment of Pain Level/Use of Pain Scale
 
Assessment of Response to Pain Management Interventions
 
Monitoring of Patients after Pain Medication
 
Comfort Care
 
Moderate Sedation
 
PSYCHIATRIC
1 2 3 4
 
Assessment
 
• Behavior
 
• Drug/ETOH
 
• Risk for Violence
 
Equipment & Procedures
 
• Managing Threatening/Violent Behavior
 
• Psychiatric Hold
 
Care of the Patient with
 
• Drug OD
 
• ETOH OD
 
• Depression/Anxiety
 
• Restraints
 
• Suicide Risk
 
Medications
 
• Antipsychotics/Antidepressants
 
• Reversal Agents
 
WOMEN'S HEALTH
1 2 3 4
 
Assessment
 
• Vaginal Bleeding
 
• Doppler/Fetal Heart Tones
 
• Ectopic Pregnancy
 
Equipment & Procedures
 
• Obtain Cultures
 
• Pelvic Tray
 
Care of the Patient with
 
• Ectopic Pregnancy
 
• Hemorrhage
 
• Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
 
• Placenta Abruptio/Previa
 
• Precipitous Delivery
 
• Pregnancy-Induced Hypertension
 
• Spontaneous Abortion
 
PEDIATRICS
1 2 3 4
 
Child Abuse Recognition/Reporting
 
Shaken Baby Syndrome
 
Obtaining Consent to Treat
 
Assessment
 
• Normal VS for age groups
 
• Use of Dynamap/Doppler Leg Cuffs for B/P
 
• Failure to Thrive
 
Equipment & Procedures
 
• Assist with Fracture Stabilization
 
• Cooling/Warming Measures
 
• Draw Labs (Venous/Butterfly)
 
• Ear Care-Assist with Cleaning/Wash, Insert Ear Drops
 
• IM/SQ Medications in Pediatric Patients
 
• Obtain RSV Culture
 
• Obtain Urine Culture (Cath/Bag)
 
• Lumbar Puncture
 
• Papoose Board/Therapeutic Hold
 
• Start IV in Pediatric Patient
 
Care of the Pediatric Patient with
 
• Abdominal Pain
 
• Aspiration
 
• Asthma/Reactive Airway Disease
 
• Burns
 
• Dehydration
 
• Epiglottitis
 
• Fever
 
• Foreign Object
 
• Fracture
 
• Head Injury
 
• Hypo/Hyperglycemia
 
• Hypo/Hyperthermia
 
• Lacerations
 
• Near Drowning
 
• Nursemaid's Elbow
 
Medications (Others in System Specific Areas)
 
• Ipecac/Charcoal
 
• Bronchodilators/Nebulizers
 
• Fluid Replacement
 
MISCELLANEOUS
1 2 3 4
 
Intake and Triage
 
National Patient Safety Goals
 
AMA procedures
 
Disaster Management
 
Computerized Charting
 
Care of the Patient with
 
• Bites
 
• Hazardous Materials Exposure
 
• Victims of Acts of Violence
 
Age-specific practice criteria
A. Newborn/Neonate (birth - 30 days) F. Adolescents (12 - 18 years)
B. Infant (30 days - 1 year) G. Young adults (18 - 39 years)
C. Toddler (1 - 3 years) H. Middle adults (39 - 64 years)
D. Preschooler (3 - 5 years) I. Older Adults (64+)
E. School age children (5 - 12 years)
 
Please check the boxes below for each age group for which you have expertise in providing age-appropriate care
 
Experience with age groups
A B C D E F G H I
 
Able to adapt care to incorporate normal growth and development.
 
Able to adapt method and terminology of patient instructions to their age, comprehension, and maturity level.
 
Can ensure a safe environment reflecting specific needs of various age groups.
 
My experience is primarily in the following settings
 
Adults
 
Yrs. Physician's Office
 
Yrs. Clinic
 
Yrs. Urgent Care
 
Visits/Day: Emergency Dept - Yrs: 
 
Pediatrics
 
Yrs. Physician's Office
 
Yrs. Clinic
 
Yrs. Urgent Care
 
Visits/Day: Emergency Dept - Yrs: 
 
Certifications/Licensures/Registrations
 
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ACLS
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PALS
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Urgent Care/Clinic Skills Checklist, version 2

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